Parts of a new privacy lawsuit filed against Facebook earlier this week represent a lack of understanding of how social networks such as Facebook work, as well as how best to protect children and adults online, writes CNET blogger and internet safety expert Larry Magid. "I'm especially baffled by the allegation that Facebook violated the rights of an 11-year-old child because he disclosed that he had swine flu," Magid writes. The complaint says the child has a Facebook account that was opened without his parents' knowledge or consent. He allegedly posted personal information, videos, and photographs, including the fact that...

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